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Lovely Day Events is a boutique wedding planning company serving Jackson Hole, Wyoming and Napa + Sonoma, California. Founded by Lindsey Nickel, the company provides services for all wedding styles from elopements to galas. Lovely Day Events specializes in working with stylish, hands-on couples. Their friendly, professional and attentive planning approach enables couples to relax, have fun and enjoy the wedding day. Lovely Day Events is a winner in The Knot Best of Weddings since 2014 and has been published extensively, including Style Me Pretty, Brides, The Knot and CNN.com

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Prepping for your Winter Wedding!

Lindsey Nickel

Having a winter wedding can be a beautiful and magical occasion. However, from the decorations to the weather, a winter wedding needs some special considerations. This time of year along with the stress of wedding planning can be exhaustive on your health. Don’t worry: there are plenty of ways that you can prepare for a winter wedding so that you’re happy and healthy when it comes time for the big day.

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Erin and Garrison's Winter Wonderland Wedding at Spring Creek Ranch featured in Rocky Mountain Bride

Lindsey Nickel

Erin and Garrison's winter wonderland wedding at Spring Creek Ranch was nothing short of spectacular. We were delighted to be a part of this couple's snowy, romantic day and are pleased to announce their wedding has been featured in Rocky Mountain Bride's 2016 Wyoming Issue!

Some of the details of Erin and Garrison's wedding included the bride's beautiful boho chic dress by Rue De Seine. The dress was perfectly completed by a fur wrap which went along with their neutral color palette.

One of our favorite details of the day were the stunning flowers by Jackson Hole Flower Company which included a delicate floral crown for the bride made of champagne roses. Guests were seated at tables adorned with antlers and horseshoes, making for the perfect place settings.

The night ended with petit fours from Jackson Hole's own Atelier Ortega and dancing to the beat of local band Major Zephyr.

For more about this dreamy winter wedding, read about the details in RMB's 2016 Wyoming Issue.

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Wedding Planner: Lovely Day Events | Flowers: Jackson Hole Flower Company | Wedding Venue: Spring Creek Ranch | Photography: Hannah Hardaway | Sweets: Atelier Ortega | Beauty: Champu Salon | Rentals: Canvas Unlimited & Montana Party Rental | Music: Major Zephyr | Invitations: Bird & Buffalo

Anna and Derek's Dreamy Vineyard Wedding at B.R. Cohn Featured on Brides

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We were so excited to see Anna and Derek’s wedding featured on Brides! BR Cohn’s rolling vineyards were the setting for this dreamy, summer wedding in Sonoma, California. Bride Anna chose a stunning lace dress designed by Maggie Sotero that was complimented by her colorful bouquet of roses and ranunculus.

Anna and Derek love traveling was a theme throughout the day. Their guest’s tables were named after states the couple had visited together. Anna also handcrafted a seating chart using a map of the US to help guests locate their table.

The bride’s advice to anyone getting married is to hire a wedding coordinator, "it will make your wedding day so much more enjoyable and stress-free!" We are so glad Anna chose us to help make her wedding a “Lovely Day!”

Read more about the details of Anna and Derek’s special day here.

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Wedding Planner: Lovely Day Events | Photography: Christine Chang Photography | Floral Design: Anne Appleman Flowers | Wedding Dress: Maggie Sottero | Hair & Make-Up: Heart Amonos | Music: Patrick Connor Smith; DJ Dave Tutton| Wedding Venue: B.R. Cohn Winery | Photo Booth: Pro Studio Booths  | Catering & Rentals: Park Avenue Catering | Cake: Crisp Bake Shop

Keep the party going and keep the people happy

Lisa

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Diane and Mark February 22, 2014

This was my first winter wedding and they were calling for snow, snow and more snow! Now if you live here this is always a welcomed forecast, but if you are traveling here for a wedding, this can sometimes rattle your nerves. But that was not the case for Diane and Mark. They were unbelievably laid back and calm (even when the linen company forgot to send the special order linens!!). Easy-going is the one essential word I would use to describe them, and in love. They were so excited to get married that they knew everything else would fall in to place.

The wedding day came and the snow continued to fall. Guests could not believe how much snow we were getting.  They all came in brushing snow off their coats and smiling. The ceremony started and the when Diane walked down the aisle, I don't think I have seen a bigger smile that the one on Mark's face when he first saw her. After the ceremony ended, it was time to take some pictures in the snow! The photographer and I were very excited to see how the pictures were going to come out as snow can make things look very romantic!! After the pictures and a little alone time, the couple joined their guests and the party began. Dinner was served and shortly after the dancing started. The Diane and Mark originally thought guest would be ready to settle in for the night by 10pm but when 10pm rolled around, the guests wanted more. I asked the couple if they wanted to wrap it up or keep it going and they both said they wanted the guests to be happy so crank up the music!!

It was a beautiful day for a wonderful couple! Thank you Diane and Mark for letting me be part of your day!

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Caterer: Hotel Terra Ceremony: Our Lady of the Mountains Dessert: Jaclyn at Hotel Terra Florist: Gild the Lily Too Hair/Make-Up: Shara at Champu Officiant: Deacon Doug Photography: Ashley Wilkerson Photography Reception: Hotel Terra Reception Music: Steady Jake Wedding Coordinator: Events, Etc.

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow- A Winter Wonderland

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Alisa and Brayden March 1, 2014

If it is snow and skiing you want for your wedding in Jackson, then snow and skiing it is!! Alisa and Brayden wanted to put together a big ski trip for their closest family and friends and I think they pulled it off pretty well. It snowed and snowed and kept snowing. The day of their wedding was possibly the biggest snowfall all year. It was so good they even stayed for a few extra runs before the ceremony.

The wedding day was a day full of skiing for all their family and friends. Alisa and Brayden took a few extra runs at the resort then headed back to get ready. The guests finished up their runs and came back to hot chocolate, cold beers and much needed appetizers at the lodge. After a few refreshments, they all headed outside in their ski gear as requested by Alisa and Brayden. The violinist began and out walked a stunning ski bunny in her cute short dress, white down coat and super cute Sorel's!!! They met at the end of the aisle with snow and flower petals underneath their feet. With the snow covered trees surrounding them and with the blessing of their friends and family, they said "I do". It was truly a beautiful day with 2 wonderful people!!

After the ceremony, the bride and groom went to take pictures as guests moved inside and started getting ready for dinner. People started gathering around the fireplace and reminiscing about what a great ski trip this was and about what a great week they had had in Jackson. The chef started the food and the night of celebrating with the newlyweds began. It was a trip they will never forget.

It was such a pleasure getting to meet and spend time with Alisa and Brayden and both their close family and friends!! Thank you so much for letting me be a part of your big day!! Congratulations!!

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Caterer: Incredible Edibles Ceremony: Rancho Alegre Reception: Rancho Alegre Dessert: Persephone Bakery Florist: Floral Art Officiant: Reverend Paul Hayden Photography: Adam J Howard Photography Wedding Coordinator: Events, Etc.

 

 

 

 

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Lindsey Nickel

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Becci and VirgilJanuary 3, 2014

There is no better way to start a new year off than with a wedding. Becci and Virgil's wedding was simple, sweet, small and perfectly them. We are certainly in the age of technology because these two met on eHarmony. During our first meeting on the phone, Becci had many pieces of her planning up in the air and said she would be excited about anything since she was so excited to finally be marrying Virgil. There was one thing that was very clear in the meeting, she really loves Virgil. The day before the wedding we went around town finalizing the details with vendors. The next day was the big day and this is where you could see the planning that Becci had worked hard on the last few months: everyone wore stunning wedding attire. As I write this a few days after the wedding, I am dying to see the photos from Heather Erson Photography, but you don't have to wait and can see them below. The young boys wore the most amazing three-piece suits and hats. In my ten years living in Jackson Hole I can honestly say I have never seen more dapperly dressed five and seven-year olds. The 10-year-old daughter was not be out done. Her dress was clearly made for a princess and I am secretly hoping her coat  comes in adult sizes. The ceremony brought tears to everyone's eyes, including the children. This is where you could literally feel the love between Becci and Virgil.  At one point in the ceremony they each said a few words to each other and it was as if they were the only two people in the whole world. The ceremony ended with the two families becoming one with a unity candle. The beauty of having a small wedding in your own private room, is that your children can run around while you and your new spouse enjoy a private photo shoot outside. Thankfully the one guest, Nani, attended and kept her grandchildren entertained. I'm pretty sure the children enjoyed their private own rumpus room too. The evening ended with a short drive in a snow storm to the Rendezvous Bistro. It always amazes me how the private dining room can be transformed for any occasion. Floral Art did a magnificent job designing the flowers to fit the space and create the perfect wedding reception for Becci and Virgil.

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Feathers and Wood Wedding Inspiration from Ruffled®

Lindsey Nickel

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Winter seems to keep lingering here in Jackson Hole, so this winter shoot caught my eye. I love the wood elements and the winter warmth of this wedding. Feathers and Wood Wedding Inspiration

For today’s shoot, event stylist Jill took two objects and ran with them — you guessed it, feathers and wood. With a bit of help from photographers The Willinghams and florist Bare Root Flora, she was able to get a great deal of mileage out of the theme, coming up with this fresh take on the rustic phenomenon.

From the stylist, Jill: This styled shoot was inspired by the current bohemian trends and rustic romance of Colorado. Dramatic elements of leather and feathers were brought into the bride and groom’s accessories as well as in the beautiful florals, cake, stationery, and table settings. The result is an earthy, elegant, and achievable vibe with many do it yourself details that brides will love to make their own.

When it came to florals, Bare Root Flora wanted something textural and lush. We went with a palette of deep eggplant purples, wines, blush pinks, and creamy whites as a soft, feminine foil to the earthier feel of the leather and feathers. Gorgeous ranunculus, king protea, anemone, roses, andromeda, parrot tulips, sweet peas and viburnum gave the pieces the rich look we wanted–not to mention a fragrance to die for!

White chocolate fondant cake wrapped with edible sugar belts that look like real leather with metal buckles. The belts were textured, then antiqued with edible food color. The top of the cake is adorned with a single sugar feather.

View all images from this shoot in the gallery

Shoot Location: Denver, CO / Photographer: The Willinghams / Flowers: Bare Root Flora / Wedding Dress: Winifred Bean / Fashion Styling: Common Couture / Hair: Graham Nation of Jua Salon / Makeup: Stephanie Klasse Makeup Artistry / Wedding Cake: Intricate Icings Cake Design / Rings and Cake Cutter: The Reno Bros. / Furniture Rentals: Chairished Vintage Rentals

via Ruffled® | Feathers and Wood Wedding Inspiration.

Vendor Spotlight: Rancho Alegre Lodge

Lindsey Nickel

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Reception Location (has space for ceremony also)- Ranch Alegre Lodge
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The beauty of Rancho Alegre Lodge is that you have the comforts of a home where you can relax and enjoy the natural surroundings, relax in the spa room or outdoor jacuzzi (that looks out at the Teton Mountain range), and enjoy a crackling fire.  Imagine a Jackson wedding here where your whole family could stay together in one charming house. This would also be the perfect place for a small destination wedding where all the guests could stay under one roof and still have the privacy of a bed and breakfast. Rancho Alegre is open year round so it is perfect for a winter or summer wedding. The also have friendly farm animals that are fun to interact with!  Raymond the steer, Leon the sheep, Cinco and Jack our Shetland Ponies.  Mid-stay housekeeping service (for bedrooms, bathrooms and kitchen), private concierge, and an ample breakfast served daily are all included in the rate.  For breakfast we make sure to provide you with as many homemade items as we can; oatmeal, granola, zucchini bread, banana bread, muffins, etc.  The Rancho Alegre home also has an upper and lower deck spacious enough for everyone to enjoy a relaxing sunset followed by the beautiful night sky.  The milky way and many constellations are easy to spot.  You are guaranteed to see shooting stars!  All of the Jackson Hole activities (rafting, golf, biking, hiking, Grand Teton National Park) are within close proximity (7-35 min drive) to the lodge and the amenities of town are just a 10 minute drive away.  Rancho Alegre Lodge and Jackson Hole offer a fabulous getaway for a mountain wedding and a most memorable Rocky Mountain experience!
Did you know? Rancho Alegre has fresh organic eggs each morning for guests its very own 24 chickens.
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Rancho Alegre Lodge Shanna Stegman
3600 S Park Loop Rd
Jackson, WY 83001
(307) 733-7988
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Vendor Spotlight- Moose Creek Ranch

Lisa

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Reception Location- Moose Creek Ranch

Moose Creek Ranch provides a stunning and private setting for a wedding, nestled in the western flank of the Teton Mountain Range. The pond area just outside the Lodge is an idyllic location for the ceremony and reception.

If you’d prefer to have your reception indoors, the newly remodeled Lodge is spacious enough for 100 people and contains a full size catering kitchen. We also offer our historic barn for after dinner dancing.

Separate Bride and Groom dressing rooms, each with full size bath, spacious vanity with a seating area add to the list of amenities for wedding parties.

Did you know?  Moose Creek Ranch now offer 5 new large wall tents with queen size beds nestled along Moose Creek. Each tent has its own interior wood stove, an outdoor fire pit, shaded porch with reading chairs, and battery operated lanterns.

Wake up to the soft glow of sunlight. Cook breakfast on one of the designated firepits, head off for a trail ride or visit Grand Teton National Park, then return for sharing fireside stories with your friends and family. Finally, fall asleep on a cozy pillow to the sound of the creek. You may even hear an elk bugling in the Canyon.

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Learn more Moose Creek Ranch Jeanette Beard, Manager and Customer Relations Victor, ID (208) 787-6078 www.moosecreekranch.com www.moosecreekranch.com/blog/

Vendor Spotlight- Turpin Meadow Ranch

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Reception Location- Turpin Meadow Ranch

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At the gateway to both Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks, the historic Turpin Meadow Ranch sits at the very end of the Buffalo Valley Road, the edge of the most remote area in the lower 48. With the Buffalo Fork lapping at your cabin door, and unhindered views of the Teton range down the valley, Turpin Meadow Ranch is one of those unforgettable places.

Spend your days on horseback far above the valley, wade in some of the best fly fishing waters in the West, or simply relax. Reconnect with your family, as only a stay in the mountains can do. Turpin Meadow Ranch never ceases to inspire a sense of adventure and an appreciation for wild places in all of our guests, for both the young and the young at heart.

Turpin Meadow Ranch boasts twelve guest cabins of various size, which can accommodate up to 45 guests. They generally have only 30 guests at a time, allowing for a more intimate experience.

Turpin Meadow Ranch is open summer, fall and winter. They have summer activities from horseback riding, hiking, and fly-fishing to winter activities like nordic skiing and snowmobiling. You can also come visit in the fall which offers many of the same summer activities and hunting options!

Did you know?  Now under new ownership, all of the ranch buildings have been restored to their original beauty, while being updated with touches of contemporary comfort. In addition, they have added a bar, sauna, pool tables, wireless internet, and many other amenities that guests are sure to enjoy.

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Learn more Turpin Meadow Ranch Nancy Johnstone, Owner Moran, WY (307)543-2000 turpinmeadowranch.com

Emerald is the 2013 Color (And Hot for Weddings!) | The Knot Blog

Lindsey Nickel

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According to Pantone  the color for 2013 is Emerald. Love it? Hate it? Personally it reminds me a bit of Christmas, so I think it would be great for a winter wedding. For any season I love the clutch!

Read the whole post from The Knot here: Emerald Is The 2013 Pantone Color (And Hot For Weddings!) | The Knot Blog.

Berkeley Faculty Club Photo Shoot | Style Me Pretty

Lindsey Nickel

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In honor of my visit to San Francisco this week, here is wedding inspiration post from a Berkeley photo shoot. I know Cal families are already getting excited about this!

We’re totally smitten with this raw elegance inspired photo shoot by Jennifer Skog Photographers. The juxtaposition of design elements is bold and in a word, stunning. Masculine and feminine mesh perfectly with leather accents and pretty florals, and weathered industrial elements are at home next to gold accented glassware. It’s insanely brilliant and so creative, we can’t help but spend the afternoon gazing at all the lovely in the full gallery. Join us, won’t you?

via Berkeley Faculty Club Photo Shoot from Jennifer Skog Photographers | Style Me Pretty.